25 Best Posts of the Design Community-March 2010

There are a number of great tutorials, freebies, and articles related to design coming out on the web daily. In this roundup we have selected some great article, high quality tutorials and design freebies. Below are a list of these articles. Click the title to read full article:


Basic CSS3 Techniques That You Should Know

After 13 years of being a vital part of web designs, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) has evolved into a powerful tool, allowing you to develop more efficient and better-looking sites. Many of the new features in the latest CSS revision (CSS3) are rich and take the quality of our designs to the next level.


Create Portfolio Website With CSS/jQuery

Since last some weeks i have started learning jQuery, and today i thought why not give a tutorial on jquery and css. So i come up with this amazing tutorial (amazing for me atleast), which uses only pure CSS and jQuery to design a whole portfolio website, no photoshop or any other design software required.


CSS3 Transforms & @font-face Experiment

This is the first of what I hope are number of experiments I plan on working on over the next few months, all in an effort to get acquainted with some of the new CSS3 features out in the wild that seem to be gaining some traction.


Progressive enhancement: pure CSS speech bubbles

Speech bubbles are a popular effect but many tutorials rely on presentational HTML or JavaScript. This tutorial contains various forms of speech bubble effect created with CSS2.1 and enhanced with CSS3. No images, no JavaScript and it can be applied to your existing semantic HTML.


60 Excellent CSS3 Tutorials and Techniques You Should Know

n this post we present 60 Excellent CSS3 Tutorials and Techniques You Should Know that can strongly improve user experience, improve designer’s work-flow and replace dirty old workarounds that we used in Internet Explorer 6 & Co. Please notice that most techniques and tutorials presented below are experimental, and its good to have place at one post.


How To Create a Rockin’ Website Layout In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a chocolate-looking website layout. As we go through the different steps, we’ll deal with many techniques, some big typography, wood texturing, and so on. I hope you like this tutorial!


Color Correction Basics in Photoshop

Have you wanted to learn more about color correction? The focus of this tutorial is to help you delve deeper into color correcting to up the production value of your images. Learn a few simple techniques while creating.


Create a Candy Inspired Vector Snowboard Design

Learn how to put together a sweet candy inspired design in Illustrator by cutting, splitting and joining vector paths to produce an intricate weave of shapes. We’ll then add some finishing touches with subtle shading and a cool striped overlay to add depth to the design. The final concept will them be ready for being mocked up as a custom snowboard design.


How to Create a 3D House Icon with Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn to design a house icon in Adobe Photoshop. I’ve focused mainly on the flexible use of Layer Styles to give the different shapes its colors, giving us the ability to scale our work easier if needed. All the shapes involved in the tutorial are simple and can easily be made using shape tools. It is strongly recommended that you must have good command of shape and selection tools for certain portions of this tutorial.


30+ Best Icon Design Tutorials Part II

Recently icons are used widely in web and interface designs, icons convey the message in simple and effective manner,As a designer its always good to know how to design a icon on your own.


What’s Brand ?

Brand is an important part of any business. So why do some of us claim we brand businesses, when we fall so short on it’s definition and limit ourselves at logo design? There are many factors that affect a brand and these factors can contribute to a unique and long-lasting brand. We often overlook the real meaning of brand and we need to understand it to fully comprehend the field.


Social Media is Bullshit

Some of you probably clicked that link ready to defend the good name of social media, and you deserve commendation for your efforts. You can put the pitchforks down for a moment, because this article is not what you think. I love Twitter as much as the next person, but it’s the buzzwords around these types of sites that we can do without.


Are you a Mac or a PC?

Ah, the age old question – Are you a Mac or a PC? The question that has split computer user for over ten years and does not seem any closer to being resolved. On the one side you have the stylish and efficient Mac and on the other you have the popular work-horse that is the PC. Which do you prefer and why?


The History of Online Shopping in Nutshell

The Electronic commerce or e-Commerce as is known today evolved as businesses (end to end process) started to shift from real time market to digital market. All of the business today as we see is done over the internet and anything which is not there is meant to be wiped off. E-commerce, the online shopping system has brought down political and physical barriers giving everyone in the world an equal playing ground for their market, everyone can put their products on sale through the e-stores(website dedicated to selling of product, a virtual store).


10 Simple Tips for Launching a Website

The process of launching a website can be a daunting endeavor. There are many things you want to do, but not enough time and resources to do them. However, even though it might seem like a herculean task, as long as you keep some fundamental things in mind, you can ensure a hassle-free website launch.


5 High Resolution Abstract Brushes

Abstract brushes can often be a quick and easy solution to adding an interesting effect to a graphic without spending a whole lot of time on it. This set of 5 high resolution abstract brushes from Forty Winks may be just what you need for your next project. Download this free set and see them for yourself.


Freebie: Brick Textures

Today we have a set of 4 high-res brick textures that are available for free download. You can see each of the textures below, and if you want to download any of them individually you can click on the image and you’ll be led to the Flickr page. The set can be downloaded in a zip file at the end of the post.


24 Free Exclusive Google Buzz Icons

Google Buzz made a loud and controversial entrance when it launched in February shrouded with privacy issues and various other concerns.


44 Free Stylish Graffiti Fonts for Designers

Graffiti is a term used for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. It is any type of public markings that appears in the forms of simple written words and/or elaborate wall paintings.


8 Free Scribbly Hand-Drawn Textures

I decided to post here at Circlebox Blog, includes eight high-resolution textures which were hand-drawn using various colored pens on card. They are completely free of charge, and can be used in both personal and commercial projects!


Showcase of 30 Beautiful Blog Designs

It’s been a while since we did our last blog design showcase, so this post is a collection of 30 beautiful blogs for your design inspiration. You’ll see some that use a minimalist design approach, others that use a grunge-style design, some that are magazine-style, and more. For more blog design inspiration, please see our gallery site Blog Design Heroes.


Showcase of Well Designed Websites

In this presentation, you’ll find a variety of highly-creative, beautiful and inspirational web designs. The main purpose here is to stimulate your creativity and to inspire your imagination to create your own design trend.


40 Breathtaking Photos from National Geographic Contest

The National Geographic has been known for bringing awareness about natural resources and the planet since 1888. It has been educating people and has been the largest non-profitable scientific organization that inspired millions of people to pay closer attention to their environment.


70+ Fresh and Inspirational Single Page Website Designs

In this presentation, you’ll find a variety of highly-creative, beautiful and most importantly inspirational designs which is following the same trend of single page designs.


Sneaking into Future: 25 Ultra Modern Websites Using HTML5

HTML5, the next major revision of HTML, the language of the internet, is set to revolutionize the way web developers and designers create websites and the way visitors use them. It’s being edited by Ian Hickson of Google and David Hyatt of Apple, two of the web’s greatest creative minds.


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